This is Apocalypto for imbiciles.
If you haven't seen Apocalypto... rent it, or just buy it. Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
In Apocalypto, none of the characters speak English. None of the characters form bonds with deadly prehistoric creatures who then come back to save them at extremely opportune moments. None of the characters die and then come back to life. In Apocalypto, when a woman gets whipped until she bleeds, she at least winces a little bit. Finally, they didn't feel the need to narrate Apocalypto so that people could follow it's simplistic storyline.
There are absolutly NO redeeming qualities in 10,000 B.C.. The acting is obviously going to be terrible, but it's not as if the actors had anything decent to work with. On top of that, this is clearly a "special effects movie"... WITH ATROCIOUS SPECIAL EFFECTS!!!!
As far as the direction is concerned, with Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow and now 10,000 B.C. proving to be a steady decline in quality and entertainment... the path of Roland Emmerich's career as a director is such that I fear for the fate of mankind. Should he continue to make films in this manner, peoples' heads may begin imploding in 2009 with the release of his next movie called 2012. I can only imagine what the year 2012 will look like. The special effects will really have to be ahead of their time... If he can't make 10,000 B.C. look realistic, I don't know if he'll be able to handle the future.
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